The table below looks at the statistics for the UAT Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAT Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UAT Tester
Rank 568 561 535
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 21 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.051% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.055% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £163 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £314
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 15 £313 +19.04% 4
South East -32 5 £350 +33.33%
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Surrey - - - -

UAT Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title.

1 36 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.78%) Banking
3 10 (27.78%) Finance
4 8 (22.22%) ISEB
4 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (16.67%) QA
5 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (13.89%) JIRA
6 5 (13.89%) HP
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.11%) SQL
7 4 (11.11%) MS Office
7 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
7 4 (11.11%) Retail
7 4 (11.11%) Exstream
8 3 (8.33%) Android
8 3 (8.33%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Project Management
8 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.56%) Validation
9 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.56%) SPSS
9 2 (5.56%) CRM
9 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
9 2 (5.56%) Windows

UAT Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) SPSS
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Exstream
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Taleo
1 1 (2.78%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) JIRA
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
1 10 (27.78%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) COM
1 1 (2.78%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Android
1 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.56%) CRM
5 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
5 2 (5.56%) System Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Functional Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Analytics
6 1 (2.78%) User Stories
6 1 (2.78%) Test Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Data Validation
6 1 (2.78%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
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